This Article is From Jul 23, 2012

Captain Lakshmi Sahgal was a "fierce freedom fighter": Big B

Captain Lakshmi Sahgal was a 'fierce freedom fighter': Big B

Highlights

  • Megastar Amitabh Bachchan mourned the demise of Captain Lakshmi Sahgal, who died today following a brief illness, calling her a "fierce freedom fighter".
  • Sahgal (97) breathed her last at a private hospital at Kanpur.
  • The 69-year-old actor tweeted:
  • T 814 - Shrimati Lakshmi Sehgal passes away at 97 in Kanpur .. fierce freedom fighter for Independence of India .. what a lady ! PFHS !
  • -- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 23, 2012
  • T 814 - PFHS : Prayers for her soul ! She was with Subhash Chandra Bose and the INA ..the Indian National Army to fight against British rule
  • -- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 23, 2012
  • She was very active during the Independence movement and had commanded the 'Rani of Jhansi Regiment' of the INA formed by Bose. A doctor by profession, Sahgal was working as a medical practitioner and a social worker. She was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1998.
  • Amitabh Bachchan posted on the micro-blogging site:
  • T 814 - Captain Lakshmi Sahgal .. grandmother of Shaad Ali, who directed BuntyBubli and JhoomBarabarJhoom .. condolences and prayers Shaad !
  • -- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 23, 2012
  • T 814 -Just yesterday Shaad sent sms to me on her condition that despite cardiac attack, continued to conduct herself with a fighting spirit
  • -- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 23, 2012
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan mournedthe demise of Captain Lakshmi Sahgal, who died today followinga brief illness, calling her a "fierce freedom fighter".

Sahgal (97) breathed her last at a private hospital atKanpur.

The 69-year-old actor tweeted:





She was very active during the Independence movement andhad commanded the 'Rani of Jhansi Regiment' of the INA formedby Bose. A doctor by profession, Sahgal was working as amedical practitioner and a social worker. She was awardedPadma Vibhushan in 1998.

Amitabh Bachchan posted on the micro-blogging site: